No more glass in bars/restaurants?

sdcno1 10 March 2011 21

I went out for a meal last night to suburban restaurant and ordered a beer (Asahi) with my meal. I was intrigued when I received a aluminium can in the shape of a bottle, twist top and all. I asked the waiter about this peculiar object and he told us that they have to replace glass bottles come June when new legislation is passed. We had a conversation about what his establishment is doing to replace the glasses for mixed spirit drinks – with plastic cups.

I haven’t heard anything about this but I recall some victims of glassing attacks calling to ban glasses in nightclubs in NSW last year. I don’t think glassing attacks are out of control in the ACT so why is this occurring?

Does anyone have any more info about this?


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LSWCHP LSWCHP 7:15 pm 11 Mar 11

georgesgenitals said :

johnboy said :

You’d have to be very ill to overpower the taste of a lagavulin.

I tried it once, and thought it tasted like urine. And not just that weak, had-too-many-beers-need-to-take-a-slash-in-the-park urine, but that flourescent yellow I-must-have-sleepwalked-and-eaten-a-whole-packet-of-berrocas-in-the-night type urine.

But hey, maybe I’m just a bogan who doesn’t get it.

(Yes, you have permission to do something with that last bit)

As one who has been appreciating fine malts for over 30 years I feel required to take great umbrage at the maltist comments in this thread.

The Islay malts (I’m sipping a Bowmore right now) are one of the things that make our sojourn on this ball of dust slightly bearable.

And if you think Lagavulin is overpowering, I recommend you try a drop of Laphroaig. Now there’s a tipple that should be approached with caution. My daughter has to leave the room when I have a glass of it in my hand due to the strength of the aroma.

georgesgenitals georgesgenitals 3:57 pm 11 Mar 11

johnboy said :

You’d have to be very ill to overpower the taste of a lagavulin.

I tried it once, and thought it tasted like urine. And not just that weak, had-too-many-beers-need-to-take-a-slash-in-the-park urine, but that flourescent yellow I-must-have-sleepwalked-and-eaten-a-whole-packet-of-berrocas-in-the-night type urine.

But hey, maybe I’m just a bogan who doesn’t get it.

(Yes, you have permission to do something with that last bit)

johnboy johnboy 3:52 pm 11 Mar 11

You’d have to be very ill to overpower the taste of a lagavulin.

georgesgenitals georgesgenitals 3:49 pm 11 Mar 11

johnboy said :

Oh give me that Lagavulin! Can you taste the sea???

That’s because I pissed in it.

johnboy johnboy 3:44 pm 11 Mar 11

Oh give me that Lagavulin! Can you taste the sea???

smiling politely smiling politely 3:43 pm 11 Mar 11

dtc said :

Should happen though, have you seen the pretentious types sipping their single malts and babbling about peat?

I think you’ll find it to be more of a slurred, muttering sort of sound.

luther_bendross luther_bendross 3:21 pm 11 Mar 11

dtc said :

You need a new idea.

You telling me I’m wrong?!!?!?!?! I’ll f**king glass you.

geetee geetee 12:03 am 11 Mar 11

Soon public bars and clubs are likely to be padded cells. Everyone sits on an ergonomic hopper-ball drinking beer or wine from a tetra-pack. No pool tables or dart boards – nerf toys might be the closest anyone gets to a fun game. And you’ll only be allowed into the place if you have a permission note from Mummy or Daddy.

If (not that I ever would) I wanted to make a weapon out of a drink can, it would probably take me all of 3 seconds to twist the can (like wringing a wet towel) and turn it into two weapons that could take a person’s eyes out.

buzz819 buzz819 7:38 pm 10 Mar 11

breda said :

Ridiculous. How about policing the liquor laws properly in known trouble spots.

I don’t know, hmm, maybe it is because people have a tendency to not do this type of thing when the Police are around?

Unfortunately the Police can’t be at all 100 or so pubs and clubs at the same time. What is there 10 copper’s doing beat’s and 10 in the new alcohol team, and most Friday and Saturday night’s there is 5-10000 people in the clubs, don’t you think it is time that liquor licence holders and people who go out drinking start acting more responsibly?

The Police can not do everything to stop this, they can enforce the laws when they are around, they can be a presence at some times, but ultimately people need to act and behave in a way that stops people from getting hurt.

Not serving people alcohol until they can’t walk or want to fight, or not drinking till you fall over or want to fight?

It doesn’t mean people should stop having fun, but be more responsible. You say glassing’s aren’t a problem in Canberra? You need to get out more champ, just cause you don’t hear about them doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen. Anything they can do to stop them from happening, the better.

dtc dtc 5:58 pm 10 Mar 11

EvanJames said :

I very much doubt that much glassing of *#@!s goes on in Aubergine and the like.

Should happen though, have you seen the pretentious types sipping their single malts and babbling about peat?

EvanJames EvanJames 4:01 pm 10 Mar 11

One would expect this to be applied to establishments habituated by Bogans intent on glassing *#@!s (which is a common passtime according to a popular website). I very much doubt it will be applied to normal eateries. I very much doubt that much glassing of *#@!s goes on in Aubergine and the like.

breda breda 3:25 pm 10 Mar 11

Do they really think people are going drink expensive table wine or champagne out of plastic cups? Or indeed, if I order a nice single malt in an upmarket bar, the experience will be somewhat diminished if it is not served in a nice heavy glass or crystal tumbler.

What about plates, cups and cutlery? They could also be used as weapons.

Ridiculous. How about policing the liquor laws properly in known trouble spots.

dtc dtc 2:56 pm 10 Mar 11

luther_bendross said :

5. Bar staff must then insist you drink directly from the tap. Makes Guinness time consuming and Jagerbombs messy, but I for one welcome these new developments.

Actually, several years ago there was a fashion to do ‘lay backs’ with the drink poured directly from the tap (well, the tube connected to the tap) into the drinkers mouths.

They have been banned.

You need a new idea.

Diggety Diggety 2:53 pm 10 Mar 11

luther_bendross said :

It’s a logical (d)evolution:
1. Remove glass (too stabby)
2. Remove aluminium (can be fashioned into a shank)
3. Remove plastic (environmental concerns)
4. Remove paper and styrofoam (choking risks)5
5. Bar staff must then insist you drink directly from the tap. Makes Guinness time consuming and Jagerbombs messy, but I for one welcome these new developments.

Nice!

luther_bendross luther_bendross 2:38 pm 10 Mar 11

It’s a logical (d)evolution:
1. Remove glass (too stabby)
2. Remove aluminium (can be fashioned into a shank)
3. Remove plastic (environmental concerns)
4. Remove paper and styrofoam (choking risks)5
5. Bar staff must then insist you drink directly from the tap. Makes Guinness time consuming and Jagerbombs messy, but I for one welcome these new developments.

motleychick motleychick 2:06 pm 10 Mar 11

This is just ridiculous.

Sammy Sammy 1:58 pm 10 Mar 11

What about those dangerous knives and forks that dining patrons are provided with?

Keijidosha Keijidosha 1:46 pm 10 Mar 11

“I don’t think glassing attacks are out of control in the ACT so why is this occurring?”

We don’t have a history of boulders being tossed from overpasses like confetti either, but that didn’t stop the Government spending millions to install protective barriers.

Both cases fall under “preemptive preventative measures” or “nanny state” depending on which particular side of the fence you’re parked.

Jungle Jim Jungle Jim 1:34 pm 10 Mar 11

Gantz said :

True, but one of the worst things about glassing is how quick they happen.

I dont see some drunk saying: Ill fkn get you!! Just gimme a minute to make this can into knife….

Maybe not, but it will stop the forward thinking thugs having to carry knives with them.

I’ve seen the aluminium bottle in use at pool bars, obviously for the safety of so many bare-footed people. The bottles are surprisingly strong, so it would, I imagine, take a fair amount of work to fashion a bar-room shank.

Although, now that I think about it, stomping on the neck of the bottle to flatten it would probably suffice in a pinch.

Gantz Gantz 1:19 pm 10 Mar 11

True, but one of the worst things about glassing is how quick they happen.

I dont see some drunk saying: Ill fkn get you!! Just gimme a minute to make this can into knife….

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